Studium Generale - Mustang

SG Culture Club – Film: Mustang

Date: Time: 19:00 Location: Blackbox, Esplanade building, Tilburg University

Everything changed in the blink of an eye. After a careless youth, five teenage sisters are suddenly confronted with the restrictions of patriarchy and grow rebellious. Join the SG Culture Club for another film gem: Mustang by the Turkish-French film maker Deniz Gamze Ergüven. (English)

Time: 19:00 - 20:45 hrs. 
Free entrance, secure your seat from 18:45 hrs. onwards


Film Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Country and release: Turkey, 2015
Music: Warren Ellis
Subtitles: English

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It is the beauty of the five girls that automatically makes them morally suspect in the traditional culture of rural Turkey, where a woman’s worth is still measured by her marriageability. Not acting modest and prude can be a serious blow to their prospects. The grandmother who has raised them since they were orphaned, bows to the pressure from the conservative men in the family and locks down the girls’ freedom. The youngest, Lale, who narrates the film, broods on taking charge of her own life. Is it possible to get around the constraints?

Deniz Gamze Ergüven’ engaging film debut Mustang has been compared with Sofia Coppola’s film debut The Virgin Suicides. Not only because of the top shots of the five sisters, all long hair and legs, but also for the destructive effect that blossoming sexuality can have, especially in a religiously narrow-minded community.


SG Culture Club

Studium Generale (SG) nurtures your curiosity with a wide range of film, music, art, literature, theatre, comedy, opera, performance & circus, poetry & spoken word.

At the SG Culture Club you can immerse in enriching experiences; meet and connect; open your mind and your senses; gain insights and energy; exchange what moves you; and most of all enjoy yourself.

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SG Culture Club is organized by Studium Generale in cooperation with the SG Student Culture Committee.

Contact: Ilja Hijink (Studium Generale).

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